Retro Music Monday – Gershwin

1924 – George Gershwin premiers Rhapsody in Blue, an historically significant piece[83] that fused three strands of American music: modernist classical music, instrumental jazz and popular blues; the piece “played a role in defining American musical modernism” in the 1920s,[84] though it was “probably the most successful work in the movement to bring jazz into the concert hall”, it is “better known today through lush arrangements for full symphony orchestras that have necessarily smoothed out the vernacular idiosyncrasies of its original performance style.[85]  (from Wikipedia)

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